Liverpool Predicted Lineup v Chelsea: Steven Gerrard In, Fabio Borini Out For Hosts

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Liverpool fans will be hoping Steven Gerrard is fit to face Chelsea, after missing their last game…

Liverpool host Chelsea tonight, looking to claim an advantage in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final, ahead of next Tuesday’s second leg. The winner of the tie will face either Tottenham Hotspur or Sheffield United at Wembley later in the year.

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Kop boss Brendan Rodgers will hope to have captain Steven Gerrard available again, after his skipper missed the league match against Aston Villa on Saturday. The midfielder was still recovering from a knock he sustained against Sunderland.

But after just one defeat in 14 games, Rodgers could have a welcome selection headache ahead of the game, as he debates whether or not to change a winning formula. Here’s how we think they’ll line-up:

GK) Simon Mignolet

The Belgian put in arguably his best performance of the season against Aston Villa on Sunday, and finally looks to be showing signs of recapturing some confidence. He will need to be at his best against Chelsea.

RCB) Emre Can

Can continues to impress in his defensive role, and with Kolo Toure away on international duty with the Ivory Coast, his place in the team is unlikely to come under threat. He scored against Chelsea last time out.

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